Google Assistant Adds Spanish Language Support for Spain, Mexico, U.S.

The Google Assistant blog has announced support for Spanish. It will be available in the U.S., Mexico and Spain initially. This is the first true voice assistant to provide support for the world’s second most spoken native language. The announcement also formally acknowledges Voicebot reporting from last week that Google Assistant was rolling out in Italian. Spanish support also follows earlier language support provided through Google’s Allo messaging app. The post goes on to list all available Google Assistant languages supported today. It is an impressive list, especially when comparing it to Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana. It also includes what appears to be Google’s first acknowledgement of Brazilian Portuguese support as well.

Amazon Alexa

    • English (U.S.)
    • English (U.K.)
    • English (India)
    • German
    • Japanese

Google Assistant

    • English (U.S.)
    • English (U.K.)
    • English (Australia)
    • English (Canada)
    • French (Canada)
    • French (France)
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Spanish (Spain)
    • Spanish (Mexico)
    • Spanish (US)
    • Italian
    • Portuguese (Brazil)

Google Home doesn’t appear to shipping to all of these countries yet. Users with Android OS version 6.0 and higher have access now through Google Play. iOS versions are expected for all supported languages by the end of the year. Google Assistant group product manager Brad Abrams indicated during a Voicebot Podcast interview that all of the languages Google supports through other services will soon be available through Assistant. It didn’t take long for his statements to show up in formal announcements.

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